Add Content Directly From Browser
Development complete – see notes below:
This feature has been added into feedit v.1.0.5.
Notes: The feature has been combined with the trending websites suggestion. The only difference between the original suggestion and what’s been implemented is DuckDuckGo search engine has been used rather than Google. The reason for this, is because DuckDuckGo doesn’t harvest your information like Google does.
Ok fill me in, how would this work?
Which browser would it work on?
The feedit app already has a built in web browser, it’s fairly basic but it does a job.
If you’ve not yet seen this browser, you can see it in action by going to the settings and disabling the “Open in default app” option.
Now when you open an article it will open in the built-in browser.
Modifying this browser seems like the logical path to take, but there may be potential for someone to create extensions for other browsers such as Firefox and Chrome.
How would it work?
The rough idea is that you’d be able to browse the web as normal, use whatever search engine you want but would probably default it to Google and allow it to be changed in the settings.
At the top of the browser it currently has back, refresh and forward buttons.
A new button would be added which allows you to add the current page into feedit.
When you click this button, feedit will attempt to scan the website and it will notify you whether or not it’s been successful.
If it’s not been successful then you know you either need to create a custom scraper or find a more appropriate page to scrape on that website, (e.g an RSS feed, forum or latest news page).